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Welcome from the CEO

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Welcome from the CEO

I would like to thank you for considering the current roles at The Foundation and taking the time to read more about what makes our company such a fantastic place to work. This is an exciting opportunity to join an ambitious, entrepreneurial and innovative charitable business as we undergo a period of significant transformation.

The charity was set up 63 years ago by parents to meet the needs of children and the ethos of putting service users and their families at the heart of everything we do continues today.

With a current turnover of over £23m and as an employer of over 1000 staff we are one of the biggest regional charities in the country and one of the largest employers in the North East. The Foundation has seen rapid growth over the last five years despite the difficult economic climate seeing turnover rise by 38% and staff numbers increase by 50%. The charity provides a wide range of services to people with a disability and to their families, all branded as Hedleys. Services include specialist pre-school, primary, secondary and post-16 education services, a specialist FE College, a disability sports academy and a wide variety of day services for adults (Able2). In addition, we provide residential services for all ages, transition and employability support and a range of training courses and workshops for parents and professionals, many of whom visit from organisations from across the world. So we are looking for people to join our team to help us deliver our ambitious vision of growth and further development.

I am extremely proud of the work that we do here at Percy Hedley and excited to continue building upon our success whilst growing our team to support this.




Carole Harder

Chief Executive

For more information:

Percy Hedley Website

Key Contact

For information about current vacancies at Percy Hedley, please use the following contact details:


Charlotte Owen - Finance roles

Managing Consultant

+44 (0)191 269 0662


Lisa Taylor - Manufacturing/Operations roles

Managing Consultant

+44 (0)191 269 0685


Sue O'Donovan - HR roles

Managing Consultant

+44 (0)191 269 0778


Elaine Tulip-Johnson - Commercial roles

Managing Consultant

+44 (0)191 269 0713